My Sunday Photo, 6 July, 2014 #MySundayPhoto

My Sunday Photo, #MySundayPhoto, photography, blogging

 

On Thursday night my wife and I had a small celebration. For one reason and another, the past few months have been incredibly stressful but Thursday marked a new beginning. It was the end of a messy era and we celebrated with Cava and beer (a fine mix, I’m sure you’ll agree).

Having been up very late the night before, Mrs Adams retired before me. Left on my own, I decided to go for a walk to the local fish and chip shop to get some chips (Cava, beer and chips. This story just gets better).

Fortunately the fish and chip shop had closed five minutes before I turned up. I say “fortunately” because this meant I was looking up and taking in my surroundings instead of having my face buried in chip shop paper and deep-fat fried potatoes. It was a clear night and I noticed the moon was looking particularly splendid. I dashed home, grabbed my camera and tripod and headed off to see if I could get a decent shot of it, something I’d never tried before.

With the camera mounted on the tripod, I took several images using night time mode but it didn’t work at all. They just looked like huge balls of red light. As an experiment, I switched to easy auto mode, zoomed right in on the subject and took this image with the self timer (I had to use the timer to stop the image being blurred).

I didn’t expect it to work, but I’m very happy with the resulting image. In terms of editing, all I’ve done is crop the picture and increase the sharpness and contrast ever so slightly.

I’ve linked this image up to Onedad3girls #MySundayPhoto linky. Do pay the site a visit to view some more excellent photography.

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14 Comments

  1. July 6, 2014 / 5:54 am

    That’s brilliant. It always amazes me when people take pictures of the moon, because I have absolutely no idea how to do it (although you’ve given me a clue now!).
    Glad things are on the up for your family πŸ™‚

  2. July 6, 2014 / 5:57 am

    That is a stunning capture of the moon and one you should be very proud of! Great work! #Mysundayphoto

  3. July 6, 2014 / 6:14 am

    Brilliant photo, like Sarah I’m so jealous of other people’s ability to take great photos, if I wasn’t so lazy I would do a short photography course but I think I’m resigned to the fact that, for now, I will have blurry overly bright pictures probably with half a thumb in the top right hand corner.

    Brilliant photo!

  4. July 6, 2014 / 6:27 am

    Moon shots are always tricky and very rarely do mine work. This is a cracker and you should be very proud of it.

    Thank you for linking up

  5. July 6, 2014 / 7:52 am

    Great shot – a worthy way of celebrating too!

  6. July 6, 2014 / 8:13 am

    It’s fantastic!! I’ve tried lots of times but always end up with a blurry ball of white. I don’t have a tripod though so it’s always very shaky looking too.

  7. July 6, 2014 / 8:43 am

    This is a stunning photo, well done. Much better than fish and chips!

  8. July 6, 2014 / 4:06 pm

    Cracking pic – well worth running back to get your gear πŸ™‚

  9. July 6, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    What an amazing shot, I bet you are so pleased with it, I would be.

  10. July 7, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    WOW incredible….feel like you could walk on it. Lx